We present a case of a giant bladder stone, 7.5 cm in diameter, found in the pelvis of a 19th-century natural mummy from Borgo Cerreto (central Italy). We used microchemical energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis and x-ray diffraction to define the mineral composition of the stone and obtain information about its internal structure. Chemical analysis showed a mixed composition. The internal layers contained mostly ammonium acid urate, whereas the external layers were composed of magnesium ammonium phosphate(struvite). Our research suggests a metabolic origin for the calculosis, with superimposed infection.
|Autori:||GIUFFRA V; COSTANTINI L; COSTANTINI BIASINI L; CARAMELLA D; FORNACIARI G|
|Titolo:||Giant Bladder Stone in a Natural Mummy of the Early 19th Century|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.urology.2008.04.031|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|